Abilene Reporter News, February 1, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

February 01, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1962, Abilene, Texas L Abilene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 1, 1962-THIRTY.SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Agreement Made on 2 Major Legislative Topics Money, Loans Issues Settled Hy BOB ROOKKrt AUSTIN and Scnat negotiators reached agreement 10- day on Ihe last Iwo major topics as originally approved by lite Sen- ale and no pay raises for district and counly attorneys as proposed by the House, The loan shark regulations billj was termed by one conference of the shark regula- tion and Ihe appropriations bill. Conference committees workingC0mmmce member "the strongest on Ihc two measures reported I bill in [he nation compromise measures were being The bill regulates loans up to printed and would be ready tor a deciding vote this afternoon. The Senate quit until 2 p.m. The committee working on the package opproprialions bill ,c. with accelerated ported a measure spending 000 for advertising Texas tourist i' facilities. Iodns' rates applying on loans up to Interest of 3 per cent per month is permitted on loans up lo (2.5 per ccnl between and 2 per cent on lo 5300 Slaff photo by HfBry Wulll Jr. S. SGT. WILLIE RIDGEWAY hears attorneys argue aboul trial The agreement on stale spend- ing came little more than an after a compromise was reached by Senate and House negotiators on a loan shark control bill. Both issues slill have lo be ap- proved by the membership of the Iwo houses. The agreement contains no pay Hep. Crkss Cole of Houston, au- riginal house bill and of Ihe House conferees, said "Ihe bill is Hie strongest loan reg- ulation bill in the nation. Also, it is the lowest interest rate in the nation." Sen. Frank Owen, heading the Senate conferees, said the aises [or state department heads mcasure "is Ihe strongest and tightly drawn bill this Legis- Ridgeway Attorneys Lose Fight to Postpone Trial By WILBEKT WIGGS Reporter-News Staff Writer S. Sat. Willie Ridgeway ap- peared headed for trial in 42ml District Court here Thursday aft- er Judge J. R. Black overruled a The morning session of court was sparked with repeated series of sometimes over-heated word exchanges between Johnson and Bill Thomas, former 42nd DA serving as special prosecutor. new delay of trial on Ihc mur- der with a motor vehicle charge. District Attorney Nelson Quinn completed direct examination of n 35-member jury panel shortly before Boon when court recessed for lunch. Judge said de- fense attorneys H. Edward John- son and Bill Hulchcson would be- gin their direct questioning aft- er Ihe lunch break. series of sometimes healed Most ol the exchanges came e. motions aimed at gaining: while Johnson was presenting evi- 'deuce on his motion for a continu- ance (postponement) of Ihe trial. He contended the defense has not had time to prepare ils case since Ridgeway was indicted Jan. 15 al Baird. Each ol Ihe four attorneys in- volved testified on this motion and at one point it wns reduced to a direct cxchnnge of views between Johnson and Thomas. Fatal Collision Ridgeway is charged wilh rnur- ]der wilh a molor vehicle in Ihe ;.N'ov. 18 Iraffic accident in Call.i-, jhan Counly that killed Mrs. Van Umogenc) McMillon Boozer of Fort Worth. Names of some 34 witnesses sub- poenaed in the case were read in open court Thursday morning. It "vis expected that it miglit be as late as 3 p.m. before Ihe trial actually got underway. There were indications at noon Black might order Wee Burglar Takes Narcotics A small burglar who knew his Mature has ever seen. Not a mem- ber got all lie wanted. It is strictly a compromise, bill, but it will be effective in loan regulations." Another major provision of the hill requires that lenders make at least 5 per cent of their total loans of and less. Several lawmakers said in committee hearings that a too tightly drawn regulation measure would dry up the small, small loan market. The measure forbids any motions lo quash the indictment charges other than interest, in- cluding credit life, health and ac- cident insurance. The only insur- ance permitted is chattel mort- gage insurance on loans more than ?200. Other major provisions of the client would be unable to receive a proper trial. Johnson presented three other returned Jan. 15 at Baird. These were overruled. His arguments in- cluded attacks on Ihe jury panel returning the indictment, allega- tion of inflammatory ianguage in [lie indictment and a contention that Callahan County has a his- tory of discrimination against Ne- groes. Judge Black criticized Johnson on the motion concerning Ihe grand jury. He said the defense attorney "knew all about it" and was notified the jury would be im- paneled on Jan. 15. Some of Ihc motions offered See RIDGEWAY, Fg. 3-A, Col. 1 colics and an estimated C rna s at night. i Hickory SI. Wednesday scssioll] yicr.s said they understood the judge The burglar came through (he roof, making use of a hole knocked jn the ceiling about Christmas when an attempted burglary was committed at the slore, officers said. as considering Ihis after attor- neys on both sides indicated tliey might require three days to han- dle the I rial. Motion Ovrmilrd Questioning of the jurors be- gan after Judge Blsck overruled The cash and includ-'., Ing an undetermined number nf I the defense molion for a conlinu- morphinc Inhlcls. from Ihe store safe. Hnlph M. Kretger. a partner inj the drug store chnin. said Ihc bur-1 Rlar nppnrcnlly kncu' the safe's comhinalion 01 Ihc sale nnt. locked al the close of biisinrssi Wednesday. There wore no signsj of forced entry, officers said Krieger was unable lo gfve a Joss estimate pending a study of. ance. An exception lakcn by .Johnsim on the grounds thai his taken'------_1---------______ Red Piiot Charged BATU. Italy tonight inventory records. "The cash Bulgarian air I force I.t. Milusc Solakov, 22. wiln and military espionage. A judge in this southeastern city issued nn arrest warrant will be between 5200 and be said. Detectives were unable lo offerj theory as lo why the burglarj lefl some easily accessablc caslv anil drugs. Aboul in hills, sonic against landed the flier, Jan. 20 after crash- flying checks and several hundred jet Perkins Files For Senator Impact Mayor Dallas Perkins formally filed Thursday for stale senator opposing incumbent Sen. David Ratliff of Stamford and Slate Rep. Truett Latimer of Abilene. Afler filing with Taylor County Democratic Chairman Tom Webb, Perkins issued (he following state- ment; "There will he a of heat generated in this campaign be- cause of the wel-dry issue. The basic reason that people will give for opposing me is that, in their opinion, I am a sinner. To Ihem, 1 say, let a man without sin cast the firsl ballol." Perkins's filing was the only new one reported by either party by noon Thursday, but there is a strong feeling that J. Ed Con- nally, Abilene oilman and chair- man of the State Democratic Ex- ecutive Committee, will be a can- didate for congressman al-largc in Ihe May primary. Connally was in New York City and unavailable for comment but bill: Forbids lenders from inducing a borrower to make a larger loan than is originally requested. Require that lenders be Texas residents or companies be owned 51 per cent by Texas residents. Place administration of the lass' under a small loan commissioner AND I SAY THE GROUNDHOG IS A GOOD FORECASTER' With Groundhog-Day-Minus-One shadows as witnesses, Angela Bernard, 2, gives her five-year-old brother a sock on the head for sayine and romance when lie emerges from his hole. Others, like Angela, claim the groundhog will forecast more winter or an early spring when he emerges on Ground- DaY this Friday. If he sees his shadow, more _ ntitti.iiui.ij. iintatuoiiJoJ unkind things about (he good oid groundhog. Byron winter; if not, an early spring. Byron and Angela Ray like the National Geographic Society, contends are the children of Mr. and Mrs Billv Rav Bernard that the animal is a lazy bum interested only in food of 2801 Russell (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff Jr) Anson Flu Epidemic Shuis School AHS Bond Chief Named Principal Robert E. Fielder, Abilene High iSchool band director, was named (principal of College Heights Elc- ANSON (RNS) An epidemic jinentary School Thursday morn- of the 3-day virus flu has ciosedjing at a special school board schools here until Monday. (meeting. Supt. Cagle Hunt suspended! He will take the place vacated classes at the close of the Ihe death of Claude 0. (Skip- who would be under (he State Fi-jday Wednesday after of Ihc perl Willis on Jan. 13. nance Commission, which also (system's 900 students were absent controls banks (because of illness. He said about Limit the number of offices ofjDO uf the high school's 230 stu- any one company to 60 in Texas Provide penalties of tn or six months in jail or both (for violation of Ihe law. Forbid harassment of borrowers by loan companies. cers said. A Office substation in Ihe pharmacy was pried open, hul the change it contained was lefl. Officers said Ihe burglar pried R piece of miHnl covering a hole in the roof, crawled through jttic, U.DII dropped through a small his contended he been recovering there from his crash injuries: concussion, and fractures nf the lefl arm and col- larbone. He had tried lo give i in the interior ceiling. Kerig- er said the inside hole had not been repaired after Ihe Christmas burglary attempt. landed in Italy after becoming lost in bnd weather while on a train- ing flight over Bulgaria. Trial for espionage under Hal- "He _ must have been ]nw must be before a civil KrlCRcr said. "That hole court, where the maximum pen- not very blR." The burglar smashed a hasp on rear door tn flee. ally on cnnviclinn is is years Im- prisonment. Tlic InvcstiBalinR judge acled The hrenkln was discovered by soon afler police turned over lo officer on routine patrol. him Iheir full findings in the case, dents were among those ill. At the same time the board ap- proved the resignation of Harold Barren, assistant foolball coach at Abilene High School, nnd hired y, -JiLi i i 11 iv MU ia (in uiu j fn ,e, borrower can sue accompanicd b (CVBI. sore or the total amount of the loan. actl H ins and hcadachcs. the interest and attorney s fees ui case of violation of the law. And require a license fee. although repealing a current (ax placed on lending firms. Cole said he believed the House would accept the bill without a greal deal of debate. Owen was not as optimistic about Senate ac- ceptance. "I don't know." he .said. "We'll just have (o wail and see. I certainly hope it will be ac- cepted." Owen said 9 of the 10 committee members signed the report. One member was absent, County Health Officer Dr. AHenjKonncth George, line coach at Andrus said Thursday the Western, lo replace him, seemed to be casing'. He Monday. nd Ihl! jltcr. nd Innlcht 44 41 nr: Smirt nlihl: tunrlM toda' tnntti tonllhl- Bironietpr rridfnr iwen: M.M. K TWMi H MT wnt. :00 411 ;0n 44 :00 5? H he added. Fielder has been woiking on his doctor's degree in Ihc administra- tive field. Wells added, and has accomplished most of his course work. He has been hand director at AHS for ir> years. He accepted Ibe post after serving as a iSVivy pilot in Ihe Pacific riuriiiq World War II. Griep, wilh (he Abilene school system II years received his bachelor nnd master degrees from Hardin Simmons University. HP was band director at South Junior High School (now Jefferson' for, three years, assistant to Fielder nl AHS for a year, and bnnd di-i roc-tor at Lincoln Junior High for; five years before being moved to Mann Junior Hifih when the Sadler Not Candidate For Governor AUSTIN (AD- Land Commis- sioner -Jerry .Sadler announced to- day he will not be a candidate for governor. "Since it is apparent that Gov- ernor Daniel is going to run for re-election, 1 will not he a candi- date for Sadier said in a one paragraph statement today. "But 1 will sect a second term as land commissioner.1' 'Captured' Ranger Fired AUSTIN' potict chief fired Texas Ranger Tully Seay today because a bank robber captured him. J The robber disarmed ai'.d held j.Scay prisoner following the rob- ibery of the First National Bank 'of Ctishing. Tex., Jan. 17. Seay (old newsmen he saw RL'SSEl.l. GR1EP taking Fipldcr's posl suspect's car pass his patrol car :between Snn Augustine and N'ac- jogdrxhfs in East Texas. The Ranger said he hii car around, stopped the other car, and then as he walked toward it, ''the robber pot out and held a pistol on me." He s.iid the man, later identified as Marcus Kli Carter, 3fi. Houston tavern owner, took his Run and emptied Ihe shells from it. The Ranger said the robber forced Seay into the holdup man's cnr. They drove to Beaumont vtiKf Seay was released un- harmrd. School had 82 absent Thursday from a total student body of not considered high. Junior high schools appear to have been harder hit. Madison Junior High had 110 students ab- sent Monday and Wednesday and 111 absent Tuesday. The school; has an enrollment of 801. Franklin Junior High reported 'a lot ol sickness" during the week ami Jefferson said 11 per cent of its students had been absent at the start of the week but officials at both schools said absenteeism seems lo be tapering off Thursday Mann Junior High .said It had had as many as 15 per cent of Ils students nbsent but agreed lhal the sickness seems to be lessen- Ing. Barrett is taking the position of; head coach al Albany. His re- placement. Kenneth It. (Jeorge. is a 1957 firadiiale nf Wcsiern McNamora to See Censor Panelmen College, where he received his WASHINGTON' reach SOUK- agreement. rtorx-n S. MrNamarai McNamara said in his letter nf See AIIS, I'fT. 3-A, Cnl. 1 NEWS INDEX SfCTION A lulintli Ktwl Your Heclth SECTION B Obifuiriii Womcn'l rMwt 14 ,17 II Comki .moved today to avert a iclash with senators over his re-! Innles censored specific speeches privilege in Ihe mailer. This doc- military trine, advanced many times in In a letter lo Sen. John is lhal Congress has no pow- D-Miss chairman of the under Ihc Constitution lo re- subcommillce invesligaling of documents and gon speech censoring, the relating to purely in lary said he fell "impasses shouldllernnl operations of executive be resolved by mulunl coojiera-'parlmciits. McNamarn's move came Stonnis prnmpfly designated mcrohers irf Ihe TV 14 17 U himself, Sen. Slrom Thurmond, D- S.C., arKl Sen. l.cverell Sallon- jslall, to meet wilh Me- iNamara over the weekend try started closing ranks behind rnond, who hiis demanded n rimes nf the censors who particular i r ;